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08 March 2018, 01:29 | Nichole Osborne
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However, while many adult users opt for e-cigarettes to ease themselves out of their smoking habit, some researchers have raised concerns that teenagers may be using them as a gateway into this very habit.
As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, a new warning comes from researchers: Teenagers who try vaping are ingesting numerous same chemicals that make traditional cigarettes so deadly. These e-cigarettes come up in both types as containing nicotine or nicotine-free solutions, while both have been banned by the Food and Drug Administration to be used by teens under 18 years old. The study examined urine samples from 104 adolescents.
E-cigarettes contain additives and solvents, which can form carcinogenic compounds when heated, according to the study.
"E-cigarettes are widely promoted as a smoking cessation aid, but for most people, they actually make it harder to quit smoking, so most people end up as so-called "dual users" who keep smoking while using e-cigarettes", said Stanton Glantz, lead author of the latter study, in a statement. "Teenagers should be inhaling air, not products with toxins in them".
Levels of toxic organic compounds were up to three times higher on average in the e-cigarette users compared with the controls.
The scientists looked at the effects vaping has on teenagers, and their findings are the first to find cancer-causing chemicals in the bodies of youngsters who vape.
"There is nicotine in them, and that drives that to the brain, the part of the brain that can be very addictive", said Nancy Hans, executive director of the Prevention Council of Roanoke County.
E-cigarettes are so popular that they're now the most commonly used form of smoking among teens in the United States.
But recent research from the University of California, San Francisco now reveals that we may have more to worry about when it comes to teenage use of e-cigarettes - beyond addiction and the possibility of transitioning to traditional cigarettes.
The study also found evidence of propylene oxide, acrylamide and crotonaldehyde.
The same CDC report found that only 2.2 percent of middle-schoolers and eight percent of high-schoolers had smoked traditional cigarettes in the past 30 days. Dr. Mark Rubinstein, of UCSF's Division of Adolescent Medicine, and colleagues tested 67 teenagers who vape and found that among the e-cigarette only contenders the usage of fruit flavored items generated outstandingly excessive levels of the metabolites of acrylonitrile.
Dr Rubinstein said: 'I do not think teens are aware of the risks.
'Moreover, numerous teens in my practice tell me that they feel e-cigarettes are safe and only produce "water vapor"'.
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